Processors of thin films can now reportedly reduce waste and increase saleable product using a new high-resolution basis weight sensor with multiple source options.
The Thermo Scientific Beta Plus Basis Weight Transmission Sensor from Thermo Scientific, Wilmington, Mas. uses either a Kr-85 or Sr-90 source designed to offer users accurate, higher-resolution basis weight readings for webs and films between six and 7000 g/m². The sensor with the Kr-85 source is designed to measure basis weight of very thin film while providing approximately five times the usable life of comparable sensors on the market.
The Beta Plus sensor enhances web gauging performance by incorporating improved optics and advanced digital electronics into our existing designs, the company says. The sensor is fully compatible with current measurement and control platforms, scanners and applications software, making it easy to integrate into existing web gauging systems. It also provides one of the widest measurement ranges in the industry and eliminates the need for a second sensor in many production operations.